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SoundsCape is a BeagleBone Cape that adds analog audio I/O and bluetooth I/O for limitless audio possibilities. The analog section features an Analog Devices ADAU1361 codec capable of 96kHz, 24bit stereo audio. The Bluetooth section features a Panasonic PAN1323 Module which has BT 4.0 (BLE), Audio and Serial in/out via HCI, and ANT+.

Revision Changes

Revision 1 (PENDING)

  • Add compatibility with LCD capes
  • Add dedicated LDOs for the Bluetooth Module and Codec

Revision 0

Initial release of SoundsCape Development only

Software Support

Please follow the instructions here to write the image file to your SD card on a Windows machine.

Getting Started

Required setup:

  • A SoundsCape
  • A BeagleBone (or BeagleBoneBlack) (with supported software)
  • A 5V DC power supply (we recommend 5V - >500mA)

Following the instructions below to start using your SoundsCape:

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Followings are some specifications of the BeagleBone LCD3 Cape:

Electrical Specifications

Power 5V via BeagleBone header
3.3V via onboard LDOs
Codec Model Analog Devices ADAU1361
Codec Features Stereo 96kHz, 24-bit In/Out
Bluetooth Model Panasonic PAN1323
Bluetooth Features Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE), ANT+, All Bluetooth Profiles (including AVRCP, A2DP, SPP, HFP)
Indicators None
Switches One EEPROM address select DIP switch
Connectors Two 46-position male headers
One UART debug port (not populated)
One I2C debug port (not populated)

Mechanical Specifications

Size 3.40" x 2.15"
Layers 2
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes

Signal Usage

SoundsCape Pin Usage

The BeagleBone LCD3 Cape uses 16 signals including:

  • VDD_5V
  • DGND
  • GPIO1[28]
  • GPIO1[29]
  • I2C2_SCL
  • I2C2_SDA
  • McASP0_FSX
  • McASP0_AXR1
  • McASP0_AXR2
  • UART5_TXD*
  • UART5_RXD*
  • UART5_CTSn*
  • UART5_RTSn*

*Can be disabled for LCD cape compatibility


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name Beaglebone SOUNDSCAPE
Version 00A1
Manufacturer SimpleMediaNetw
Pins Used 24


Product Images


System Reference Manual

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Hardware Files

SoundsCape Revision 1

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SoundsCape Revision 0

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